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Dami Cha


T +65 8683 6270
CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Korean

Dami Cha is an Associate and an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, specializing in pre-disputes strategic advice, commercial litigation, and international arbitration. 

Dami has advised and represented clients across the full spectrum of dispute resolution, acting for clients in litigation proceedings before the Supreme Court and arbitration proceedings under the major institutional arbitration rules, including the SIAC rules. 

In particular, Dami is completely fluent in Korean and her appreciation for differences in cultural nuances allows her to work closely with many South Korean clients in various types of disputes, including those relating to commercial and construction.

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Relevant experience

  • A South Korean solar panel manufacturing conglomerate in relation to an SIAC arbitration against an Indian subcontractor for breach of an offshore construction contract in relation to a Philippines based solar plant.
  • A Singapore energy trader in relation to an SIAC arbitration against a Chinese buyer for breach of sales contract of petrochemicals (expedited procedure).
  • A Philippines owner of a Philippines based solar plant in relation to a CIAC arbitration in the Philippines against the onshore subcontractor.
  • Korean individuals in relation to a dispute over hacked cryptocurrency accounts before the Singapore High Court.
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2017 - Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Singapore Management University, Singapore

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